Easily Distracted

Sometimes (often) I start to do one thing and end up doing something totally different.

I realized on Friday that I almost missed the deadline to enter a quilt in the Phoenix American Quilters Society show in February.   I read through the categories and decided to enter my Rose Quilt.    I needed to get a picture of it hanging to use for the entry and one close up picture.   In order to do that I needed to do some unpacking that has been waiting for me (more about that later).    It was wrinkled so I had to steam it to get pictures.    Anyway here is the full pic and the close up.

AQS mackintosh fullAQS mackintosh close up

So that being done it was back to unpacking.   I still have a ton of stuff in boxes that needs organizing in the studio.  I started on a tub of fabric and didn’t even get it unpacked before I got distracted by a new plan and started working on a new quilt top.

DSCN8219

I have a lot more fabric than I realized.

DSCN8236

and nothing in the tub has made it to the shelf yet 😦

I did take a few picture of the garden

most of the flowers in the older part are done for the year.

DSCN8228

There are a few things in bloom, Celosia Argentea and Toad lilies are looking good.

DSCN8232 DSCN8231

The Rudbeckia hirta I planted in the new bed by the drive is blooming

DSCN8227 DSCN8226 DSCN8225

My new grass is looking great.  The beds around the edges are filling in with plants as I have time to divide and move things.

DSCN8224

So much to do before the end of fall!

But now it is back to work hand quilting.  I have a lot to catch up on!

Happy Quilting

Tim